The Office Party Party!
May
24
3:00 PM15:00

The Office Party Party!

The Speciation party planning committee (which at its worst is a toxic, political club used to make others feel miserable and left out and at its best, it plans parties) is proud to bring you the Office Party Party.

What’s the theme? There is always a theme...

The Office Party Party is kind of like a kid’s birthday party. And you go, and there’s really nothing for you to do there, but the kid’s having a really good time, so you're, you're kinda there. That's...that's kinda what it's like.

Complete with Dundie Awards, discounts for finders of the 4 Golden Tickets, party decorations and so many Office memes.

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Scripps National Spelling Bee Viewing Party
May
30
8:30 PM20:30

Scripps National Spelling Bee Viewing Party

It just so happens that the National Spelling Bee finals always fall right around Mitch’s (and Rally’s!) birthday, so it has long been a tradition for us to watch the Spelling Bee in celebration! Come join us for the most anxiety-provoking competition of the year and wish Mitch a happy birthday while you’re at it!

We will have discounted in-house bottles of The Great Filter (Foeder aged Golden Sour with Honey) in honor of the bee!

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Vinyl Swap
Jun
7
3:00 PM15:00

Vinyl Swap

Looking to spice up your vinyl collection? Bring in your old records and swap it out for something new! The rules are simple, if you take a record then leave a record (1-for-1 trades). We will be conjuring up some special musician-inspired beer cocktails for the evening that you can feel good about drinking because a portion of the proceeds from the day will be donated back to WYCE radio! Our local bartender and WYCE DJ, Devon, will also be spinning records with us all evening.

https://www.facebook.com/events/522220918311036/

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June Bottle Release!
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

June Bottle Release!

Bottle/can reservations begin Saturday, June 1st at noon, and end Friday June 7th at noon.

Pickup day is Saturday, June 8th from 10am to 4pm. Our taproom will be open from 10am to 11pm.

Eventbrite Link to reserve: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-june-2019-release-tickets-62323751017

JUNE RELEASES:

Mendelian Inheritance - Tequila & Whiskey BA Sour w/ Guava & Dry Hopped w/ Mosaic - $22/bottle

Spontaneous Generation - Spontaneously Fermented Ale Coolshipped on 1/22/18 - $24/bottle

Serial Passage - Golden Sour aged in a Detroit City Distillery Bloodline Whiskey Barrel with Mango, Ginger & Lime - $24/bottle

Life On Earth - Sour IPA w/ Lime & Orange zest, DH w/ Mosaic & Galaxy - $24/4 pack

Common Descent - Berliner Weisse Style Ale - w/ Guava & Lime - $20/4 pack

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The Secret Dad Tap
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

The Secret Dad Tap

Dear Dads, thanks for showing your sons that manliness is about compassion, respect, and understanding. Thank you for raising strong daughters that aren’t confined to any glass ceilings. And for making sure your children across the spectrum are deeply loved and know their worth.

Being a dad is no easy task, especially when you have worthless nipples. But you rise up and grab that bottle in the middle of the night, you rise up and take your kid on the 9pm CVS run to grab their poster board for their school project, you rise up and remind your teenagers for the millionth time that showering will help them be successful in life!

Here’s to the dads! To celebrate you we will have a secret “Dad’s only” tap in the tasting room with discounted pours. And we love you dads, so trust us when we say it’s going to be a beer worth getting.

The tasting room will be closing at 6pm on Father’s Day.

https://www.facebook.com/events/890759467923458/

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Jun
19
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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July Bottle Release!
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

July Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on July 6 at noon and end June 12 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday July 13 between 10am-4pm.

Stay Tuned for More Details About This Beer Release!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Jul
17
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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August Bottle Release!
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

August Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on August 3 at noon and end August 9 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday August 10 between 10am-4pm.

Stay Tuned for More Details About This Beer Release!

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September Bottle Release!
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

September Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on September 7 at noon and end September 13 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday September 14 between 10am-4pm.

Stay Tuned for More Details About This Beer Release!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Sep
18
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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October Bottle Release!
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

October Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on October 5 at noon and end October 11 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday October 12 between 10am-4pm.

Stay Tuned for More Details About This Beer Release!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Oct
16
4:00 PM16:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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November Bottle Release!
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

November Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on November 2 at noon and end November 8 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday November 9 between 10am-4pm.

Stay Tuned for More Details About This Beer Release!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Nov
20
4:00 PM16:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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December Bottle Release!
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

December Bottle Release!

Bottle reservations begin on December7 at noon and end November 13 at noon, or whenever bottles sell out. Reservations can be made through Eventbrite. Bottle pick up is Saturday December 14 between 10am-4pm.

Stay Tuned for More Details About This Beer Release!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Dec
18
4:00 PM16:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Metal on Vinyl Night
May
15
3:00 PM15:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Beer for Badass Moms
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Beer for Badass Moms

Dear badass moms, thank you for raising badass children. For hustling all day and wrangling kids all night. For taking a lot of Sh*t and cleaning up a lot of sh*t. For picking boogers that aren’t even your own! Let us buy you a beer!

First beer free to badass moms all Mother’s Day. (And maybe your partner or kids will get the hint and grab your second).

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Spirit Barrel Aged Beer Tap Takeover!
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Spirit Barrel Aged Beer Tap Takeover!

Something beautiful happens when we age our beers in spirit barrels. Our May bottle release is turning out some heavy-hitting spirit barrel aged beers, so we are carrying the fun over to the tasting room side as well! We are taking over the taps with some of our favorite spirit barrel aged beers. The tap list (subject to change) will include:

Mendelian Inheritance (2019)- A blend of bourbon and tequila barrel aged golden sour with guava and Mosaic hops.

Humanoid Tree Blood- A Blis Maple Bourbon barrel aged sour with a heavy-handed amount of peaches

Tektite- Rum aged golden sour with orange and pineapple, brewed in collaboration with West Michigan Craft Beer Enthusiasts

Felidae #2- Whiskey barrel aged golden sour with pear juice, cinnamon, orange zest, star anise and clove

Monotypic- A Gray Skies gin barrel aged sour with cherry, orange, pomegranate, pineapple & lime

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May Bottle and Can Release
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

May Bottle and Can Release

Tickets go up to the public on Saturday, ‘May the 4th be with you’ at noon. Reservations end when sold out or on Friday, May 10th at noon. Reserve your bottles through eventbrite. Proxies are allowed to pickup bottles on your behalf but must show a copy of the purchaser’s ID and proxies’ ID and pay for bottles at pickup.

Facilitated Adaptation - Tequila Barrel Aged Sour w/ Pineapple & Dry Hopped w/ Motueka & MI Heritage
L'Obel - Foeder Aged Sour w/ Boysenberry
Humanoid Tree Blood - BLIS Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrel Aged Sour Ale w/ Peaches
Common Descent - Berliner Weisse Style Ale - w/ Lime & Orange Zest .
Thought Machine - Native Fermented Cider w/ Apricot & Plum

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Bring Your Own Vinyl Night!
May
8
3:00 PM15:00

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night!

We are kicking off our new summer hours with Bring Your Own Vinyl Night! Every Wednesday in the tasting room will be vinyl night. Feel free to bring your favorite records in and set them next to the record player to be queued up! Records of all music genres are welcome this evening (but please avoid overly explicit content)!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2399484903667372/

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Kentucky Derby Day!
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Kentucky Derby Day!

We are tapping a special bourbon barrel aged sour firkin in honor of the Kentucky Derby. This mint julep inspired beer will be served with mint and simple syrup. Enjoy it while watching live Kentucky Derby coverage from our tasting room. Large hats are encouraged!

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Terrarium Making Class
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Terrarium Making Class

Are you itching to get your hands in the dirt?! While we patiently wait for spring to arrive, this is a great opportunity to make something beautiful! Our friend Lorin from Folklore Botanical will be guiding us through how to make succulent terrariums. Grab your friends and grab a beer! $40 includes all your terrarium making supplies (beer not included). Space is limited. Reserve your spot through our online store.

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Warehouse Cinema with B Movie Euphoria!
Apr
28
6:30 PM18:30

Warehouse Cinema with B Movie Euphoria!

WAREHOUSE CINEMA Returns for more mirth and mayhem than a pack of wild Grandmas at a baby convention! We've got cult movies on the big screen, bad jokes, popcorn, and the best Ales you've ever tasted! Join us once again and bring your friends for the best movie-going experience in town!

Vintage Kung-Fu trailers start at 6:30!
Mystery Movie at 7:00!

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Introverts Night Out!
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

Introverts Night Out!

Speciation is turning the lights low, mellowing out the music, and making the taproom an introverts paradise. Library rules for talking apply. We will have some jigsaw puzzles out for people to work on, with no obligation to talk to your neighbor. Bring a novel, adult coloring book or knitting project to work on. Podcasts and headphones are also highly encouraged with no fear of social stigma.

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Pie Potluck!
Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Pie Potluck!

Everybody loves pies! Especially our bar manager, Quinn. So bring on all the pies! Bring in your fresh baked creation (or store bought favorite) to share, and eat some pie while you're here. We are hoping for a romping big pie feast, so invite all your closet baking prodigies to come along. C'mon, fruited sours and pie...enough said.

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Beer Industry only Trivia!
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Beer Industry only Trivia!

Our favorite trivia master, Ben Darcie, is back for another fun evening of beer centric trivia- this time for members of the beer industry only! Bring your co-workers and industry friends and join us for an epic evening in the battle of the brewers. Form a team of 1-5 people, and compete to win some awesome prizes!

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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Palate Wreckers!
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Palate Wreckers!

Do you have a love of strong-flavored fermented things? We are pairing some of our biggest enamel-stripping sours with Sauerkraut from the Brinery and Not Your Mother in Law's Kimchi. $16 gets you 1 kimchi sample, 2 kraut samples and 3 short beer pours if your taste buds can handle it. Available all evening in the tasting room while supplies last.

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Wrestlemania viewing!
Apr
7
5:30 PM17:30

Wrestlemania viewing!

Come watch the greatest wrestling event of the year at Speciation featuring all your favorite wrestling superstars of the WWE! Also, listen to our resident expert/bartender, Devon, blather on about finer point of tag team wrestling and who truly has employed the best spinebuster in the business (Arn Anderson, duh). For a truly "Glorious" time, Speciation is the place to view Wrestlemania 35!

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Opening Day Firkin Tapping!
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

Opening Day Firkin Tapping!

Spring is just around the corner and we are celebrating by tapping a special Spring Saison Firkin in honor of the Whitecaps opening day! The firkin will be tapped at noon. We are located just down the road from the ballpark, so grab a beer before heading over to the game. Present your Whitecaps ticket for $1 off your first beer!

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April Ticket Release Day
Apr
6
12:00 PM12:00

April Ticket Release Day

Tickets go up to the public on Saturday, April 6th at noon, and end at Friday, April 12th at noon - or when they sell out.

Pickup day is April 13th from 10am to 4pm.

Eventbrite link to reserve bottles: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-april-release-tickets-59762357821

APRIL RELEASES:

MEIOTIC DRIVE - Foeder aged sour w/ elderberries - $22 per 750ml bottle.

PHYLOGENETIC - Foeder aged sour w/ tangerine - $20 per 750ml bottle.

VANILLA PHYLOGENETIC - Foeder aged sour w/ tangerine & vanilla - $22 per 750ml bottle.

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Noughties Night! (A Celebration of '00's culture!)
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Noughties Night! (A Celebration of '00's culture!)

Feeling nostalgic for simpler times, like when Alanis Morisette and Ryan Renolds were dating? Looking for that perfect opportunity to bust out your tattoo choker necklace? Well we have a night for you! All naughties, all night. Grab a sitter for the kids, slap on your favorite denim on denim outfit and come enjoy an evening of music and movies from the early ‘00’s.

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Private Laurentian Barrel Tasting
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Private Laurentian Barrel Tasting

Go behind the scenes of our Laurentian Series of spontaneous beers with owner Mitch Ermatinger to taste through and provide feedback on all 27 Laurentian beers currently in barrels. Your evening will include a private tasting and discussion about these mobile spontaneous beers, as well as twenty-seven 1oz samples and a cheese tray from Aperitivo. Following the guided event we will be opening some rare bottles to share. Tickets are $100 and available for purchase in the online store. Space is limited.

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Warehouse Cinema!
Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

Warehouse Cinema!

B-Movie Euphoria presents the mother of all movie nights!

Join us for a night of big screen Thrills! Chills! and Ales!
Bring your friends, bring their friends! Come see a film that will change you, mutate you, churn you into an unrecognizable heap, shunned by society!

Cult Previews 6:30
Mystery Movie at 7:00

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Plantarum Can Release
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Plantarum Can Release

Our newest canned beer is Plantarum, a tart wheat beer with hibiscus, limes & lightly dry hopped with Citra! This beer was designed with spring on the mind... and brewed for hardcore sour beer fans as well as casual craft beer drinkers alike. It's pretty darn crushable at 3.6% abv.

We will be releasing Plantarum in our tasting room this Thursday at 6pm. No tickets required. $6/can. Limit 16 cans/person.

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Throwback Hip Hop on Vinyl
Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

Throwback Hip Hop on Vinyl

We will be spinning throw back hip hop all night at Speciation! Bring your own vinyl between 4-7pm and set it on the queue next to the record player. From 7-10pm our good friend Ward from Brewery Vivant will be deejaying with his extensive collection of records, and auctioning off some of his favorites. Discounts on beer if you wear your Hammer pants!

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Nordic Dog Night with The Sovengard
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Nordic Dog Night with The Sovengard

Nordic Hot Dog Night is a collaboration with our good friends at The Sovengard. They will be at the taproom serving Nordic style hot dogs from 6pm-9pm on March 21st.  Inspired by the hot dogs you will find at a Pølsevogn, which translates to Sausage Wagon in Danish, these hot dogs are a wonderful spin on the American classic; locally made buns, traditional Nordic garnishes, and weiners made to Sovengard specifications from local pasture raised meats by E.A. Brady's butcher. We look forward to a night of sour beer, hot dogs, and a little hygge! Hot Dogs will be be $6 dollars, with accoutrements included in the price.

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Metal on Vinyl Night
Mar
13
5:00 PM17:00

Metal on Vinyl Night

All metal, all night. Feel free to bring your favorite record in and set it in the queue next to the record player. Once we have played it we will set it to the right of the record stand for you to collect. If you leave before we play your record then feel free to grab it out of the queue.

Can specials for $4/each.

21+ only for metal night. Sorry little metalheads.

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

Single session Dungeon Crawl Classics game open to anyone and everyone. It will be an old-school, fast, fun, rules-light Pen and Paper Roleplaying Experience well suited to new players and RPG veterans alike. You don't need to know anything about the rules and you don't need to bring anything other than a thirst for adventure and beer.

$1 off beers for players and watchers!

For more information on DCC: http://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

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March Bottle/Can Release
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

March Bottle/Can Release

Bottles and cans are available to reserve for free at noon on March 2nd! Reservations end on March 8th at noon.

You may pick up and pay for bottles/cans on March 9th from 10am to 4pm.

Eventbrite link to reserve bottles: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-march-release-tickets-57523602644

MARCH RELEASES:

HOPEFUL MONSTER - FOEDER AGED SOUR w/ BLACKCURRANTS - $20/750ml bottle.

HOPEFUL MONSTER w/ GINGER - FOEDER AGED SOUR w/ BLACKCURRANTS & GINGER -  $22/750ml bottle.

MONOTYPIC - GRAY SKIES GIN BARREL AGED SOUR w/ CHERRY, LIME, ORANGE, PINEAPPLE & POMEGRANATE  - $22/750ml bottle.

CONSERVATORY - FOEDER AGED SOUR  - $6 per 16oz can.

SPECIATION CELLARS - FERMI PARADOX - WILD CIDER DRY HOPPED w/ GALAXY - $12/750ml bottle.

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